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EU further expands sanctions against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

In light of missile and nuclear weapons tests by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (“DPRK”) earlier this year, which the EU has described as posing “a grave threat to international peace and security”, the EU Council has decided to … Continue reading

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Brexit – a possible UK exit from the EU

In the UK, the General Election is a few days away and with it is the prospect of a Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) by the end of 2017, if the Conservatives form the next … Continue reading

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The EU publishes amended guidance on financial sanctions

The Council of the European Union recently published a revised version of the EU Best Practices for the effective implementation of restrictive measures.  The guidance it contains provides some clarification of the many issues which arise in practice for both Member States … Continue reading

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Iran sanctions – US and EU announce framework agreement including proposals to suspend sanctions

On April 2, 2015 representatives from the US, EU and Iran announced that, following extensive negotiations, the “P5+1” (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and the US) and Iran had agreed parameters (the “Parameters”) for a joint comprehensive plan of … Continue reading

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EU Capital Markets Union proposals

The EU Commission has published for consultation a Green Paper entitled “Building a Capital Markets Union”, which sets out a blueprint for creating a harmonised capital market across the EU by 2019.  Papers published alongside the Green Paper include consultations … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of our corporate crime update – our round-up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on … Continue reading

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EU publishes legislation imposing sectoral sanctions on Russia

The EU published new regulations on 30 and 31 July 2014 expanding its sanctions against Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine. These regulations enact the measures announced by the EU on 29 July 2014. This briefing provides a … Continue reading

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EU extends sanctions against Russia

The EU has recently expanded the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in response to the situation in Ukraine.  Our briefing covers: The EU’s introduction of “phase 3” sanctions affecting key sectors of the Russian economy such as the banking … Continue reading

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Corporate Crime Update – June 2014

Welcome to the June 2014 edition of our corporate crime update – our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each … Continue reading

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The new EU market abuse and inside information regime – an overview

The new Market Abuse Regulation has been published in the Official Journal and is directly applicable in EU countries from 3 July 2016.  The Regulation will have a significant impact on all companies with securities traded on any EU market … Continue reading

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